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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
B.Com, LL.B, GDLP
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".
SCL LAWYER

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

I am very happy with the outcome

Fred was very knowledgeable and professional. I am very happy with the outcome and do recommend Fred to anyone needing legal advice.

Thoughtful, patient, understanding

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers was fantastic. Despite a very difficult time in my life, Fred Cao, my lawyer, went above and beyond, and helped me gain an outcome that I could only have dreamed about. Fred was thoughtful, patient, understanding and guided me through the steps. I would highly recommend Fred to anyone and everyone for their legal matters.

Made the experience easy and as painless as possible

Fred was an absolute legend. Made the experience easy and as painless as possible. Guided me through the entire process and made me feel very comfortable. I received an amazing result with a non conviction and I am so very grateful. Thanks again legend.

We have also received an amazing result

I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with Sydney Criminal Lawyers. My Criminal Defence Lawyer, Fred Cao is an amazingly professional, well educated lawyer. We have also received an amazing result at the court date. Will definitely be in touch with Fred for any future legal needs.

Professional and responsive to everything I had to throw at him

My criminal defence lawyer Fred Cao was extremely helpful, professional and responsive to everything I had to throw at him. Along with that, we had also received an amazing result at my court date.

I’m satisfied on their service and wish them all the best

I went to SCL for a personal court matter. I was represented by Mr Fahim Khan & Fred Cao from SCL. They are a wonderful team. Professional and responsive. I received the exact outcome from the court that the SCL team tried to get me. I’m satisfied on their service and wish them all the best.

Police withdrew charges

Fred is highly professional and trustable. He made great effort to let police withdrew charges, helped me get the best result. Appreciate.

Goes out of his way to make your court matter smooth

My experience with Mr. Fred Cao was great. He is very professional with what he does and especially the way he goes out of his way to make your court matter smooth. Highly recommend.

Highly professional and trustable

Fred Cao is highly professional and trustable. He made great effort to let police withdrew charges, helped me get the best result. Appreciate.

Preparing for court and he achieved the best result

Fred Cao was so professional when dealing with my situation which is related to domestic violence. This process was understandably very stressful, But Mr Fred was approachable at any time, and very consoling. He was very organised when preparing for court and he achieved the best result in the circumstances.
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